Just when thrash was dying out and nu-metal and grunge started kicking in, the Bay Area Boys entered. This is certainly not any normal thrash album heard before, its got a semi-futuristic flow to it, this will become clear once you first hear opening track 'Davidian', crushing and bruising, it churns bizarre distorted riffs before it turns into a fast razor-sharp killing machine, a perfect anthem that's designed for any action movie with car chases. Then it moves onto 'Old' and 'A Thousand Lies' with its sludge-like riffs, there's 'The Rage To Overcome' with its constant super-speed drumming which isn't too disimilar to Davidian. Then there is 'Nation On Fire' which starts off in acoustic fashion you may not have before then blasts peice by peice into arrays of mega-heavy chugs, not before the finale in which it turns into some pure old-school guitar shredding like Morbid Angel and Celtic Frost. Its such a shame you look at Machine Head now, that the heaviness of his music is considerably 'weaker' from what it was, and the fact that he raps in his new songs doesn't help either. So, without further ado, I would to take the opportunity that I can safely say, that this is, was, and forever will be, the greatest Machine Head album ever made.